EDGEWOOD — Atlanta police are looking for at least two men who carjacked a man early Jan. 20 in the Edgewood Retail District.
The victim, who was headed to work at his job in the shopping center, is the second person to be carjacked at the Edgewood Retail District following another incident on Jan. 17.
Meanwhile, Target Corp., which has an achor store at the center, said Monday it is stepping up its own security efforts in the wake of the incidents.
The victim gave police the following account:
At about 4 a.m., he was getting out of his vehicle, a 2000 maroon-colored Saturn LS with the Georgia license plate No. PFG9420, when a man, armed with a silver revolver, ordered him out of the vehicle and to walk away.
The victim, who walked toward the Target store, said the gunman jumped in the Saturn, drove toward Moreland Avenue and sped away.
The victim also said there was another vehicle in the vicinity that served as a lookout. He did was not able to identify the make and model of the vehicle but told police it was a four-door, black SUV.
With this being the second armed hold-up in recent days, it's not clear what changes, if any, the shopping center's owner, Toronto-based North American Development Group, plans to enact with respect to beefing up shopper safety.
The company did not immediately respond to a telephone call seeking comment Sunday.
The Atlanta Police Department operates a mini-precinct out of the Target store, but it's not staffed on a 24-hour basis.
A Target Corp. spokeswoman said Monday the company has taken new precautions, though she declined to elaborate to keep them being compromised.
"The safety and security of our guests and team members is a top priority to Target," Jessica Deede, told East Atlanta Patch Monday.
"In addition to partnering closely with local law enforcement, we have increased security measures at our store."